Stony Brook WSOC Pitch Another Home Clean Sheet

Alyssa Francese, Stony Brook
Alyssa Francese. Photo: Stony Brook Univ.

Stony Brook closed out its non-conference schedule with a 3-0 win over Delaware State Friday night at LaValle Stadium in women’s soccer action.

Bouncing back from a frustrating 1-0 loss to Long Island rivals Hofstra this past Sunday, Stony Brook leveled its record at 5-5 in earning its fourth clean sheet victory of the season.

“It was good to get another win, another shutout at home,” said Brendan Faherty, the team’s head coach. “We are now 2-0 at home, and we’ve talked a lot about how we aren’t playing many home games this year, so we need to make the most of every opportunity. To score three goals and create a ton of chances, especially in the first half, I’m really happy for our group as we head into conference play on Sunday.”

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Stony Brook opens America East play on Sunday hosting Maine. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

Stony Brook, which outshot Delaware State 10-0 in the first half, got on the scoreboard first as sophomore Alyssa Francese, who was fouled in the box in the 8th minute, would convert from the spot for the third time this season to give Stony Brook a 1-0 lead.

Despite dominating play throughout, the Seawolves were unable to find a second goal until the 73rd minute. Senior Julie Johnstonbaugh lifted a shot from 12 yards out over Delaware State keeper Leslie Fazio to give the home side a two-goal cushion.

Three minutes later sophomore Chelsie DePonte would close out the scoring netting her second of the season.

Stony Brook would finish the match with a 14-3 advantage in shots, with 12 of those attempts on target. Senior Carolyn Carrera (Riverhead) made her Stony Brook soccer debut in goal, playing the entire second half.